Welcome to the College of DuPage (COD) STEM website. This website contains information on the various programs, events, professional development opportunities, and everything else related to STEM at COD. Please check back often for updates as events and programs change frequently! 

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The STEM disciplines have been a major focus over the last decade because of their emphasis on important skills such as problem-solving, gathering and interpreting evidence, and making sense of information. STEM is often referred to in the context of education and integrating disciplines, and it continues to be a key area of focus for job growth and development. As the need for STEM professionals continues to grow, many education institutions are working hard to promote STEM to their own students as well as reach out to the local community.   


Our STEM programs here at the College of DuPage provide you with the academic background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in today's world. These programs cover a wide range of technical fields for every area of interest.

The goal of STEM at COD is to enhance the quality of our STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future COD students prepare for careers in STEM.

Our objectives are threefold:

  1. to develop a series of STEM outreach activities designed for high school students, current COD students, and for the larger community.
  2. to increase enrollments in STEM and Career and Technical Education fields at College of DuPage and maintain or increase persistence in these degrees.
  3. to raise awareness of the numerous STEM programs offered by College of DuPage. 

Many of our STEM programs and events are federally funded. Please refer to specific program and event pages for more information.

To learn more about what we have to offer, please check out our STEM Booklet (coming soon) or refer to one of the links above. 


Contact Information

STEM Outreach Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01B, (630) 942-3021

For College of DuPage Admissions inquiries, call (630) 942-2626 or email

STEM Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Julianne Fernandez

    Julianne FernandezEarth Science

    "Oceanography revealed fascinating processes hidden in earth’s oceans, winds and atmosphere. Finding an interest in the sciences and gaining a reason to appreciate education is responsible for my academic success.”

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  • Spotlight: Cindy Jaunich

    Cindy JaunichComputer Information Systems

    "I've had some excellent teachers and made great new friends and look forward to always being involved with COD at some level."

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  • Spotlight: Robert Zill

    Robert ZillEngineering

    “I’ve had some great teachers at COD who have motivated me to be the best I can be. They really have helped me to develop as a person.”

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  • Spotlight: John and James Payne

    John and James PayneMath

    I really enjoyed my experience at COD. I liked the smaller class size, the hands-on approach and a good teacher who definitely helped me to develop better study habits,” said James Payne.

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